This was such a magical amazing experience and I whole heartedly can't wait to travel for my job again…
When I met with Samantha's mother to talk about me being her daughter’s wedding photographer I never thought I'd find myself standing in central park taking the most gorgeous photographs of such a gorgeous and kind couple! We talked more and after discussing engagement session possibilities we decided that I'd be traveling to NYC to photograph this couple!
New York City, it’s totally the city of dreamers and creatives. As we were walking through the streets and taking the subway I looked around and I could see all the people who were also looking for something. Whether they were on their way to work, going to a production, or seeing the sites, NYC has such an appeal to everyone because it’s truly the city of opportunity. Within this opportunistic world of dreamers, there is so much beautiful art. Not just in the theater or the galleries, but the city itself. The old and the new, the beautiful and the distraught, the rushed and the peaceful on lookers… everything and everyone has a story. The old buildings sitting alongside the east river, I remember the guide on the ferry we took telling us about this old mansion that was owned by someone who refused to sell it, and luckily it was preserved historic and so it still stands there, with three or four high rise buildings nesteled around it. It proves that while the past can be present the future still happens around it. Super cliché but I love it. I found myself amongst so many amazing and different people this past weekend and I am so blessed, humbled, and truly inspired by this experience.
I've been to NYC before, but never to photograph anything other than myself in front of Time Square for a selfie, which wasn't too bad if I can say so! So this opportunity was absolutely amazing. My husband came up with me and we made a few days trip out of this and we decided to do the shoot ultimately in Central Park because of how any gorgeous locations there were and many photogenic possibilities. I sent Josh this long list of places I wanted to take them to in NYC but it was so unrealistic, I had no idea how difficult and how long it would take to travel from let’s say 110th street and 5th avenue to the Brooklyn bridge and then back for more shots in downtown Times Square! So we decided to focus our time on the beautiful bridges, underpasses, and fields in Central Park.
This trip opened up so many amazing opportunities and new business ventures for me because I realized what a passion I have for traveling to new a fun places. I want so badly to photograph the world and capture love in so many different places and this was truly a wonderful first adventure of many for me in my career.
I'm so excited for Josh and Sam and I can't wait for their wedding this May at the beautiful Vandiver Inn in Havre de Grace!!! Thank you both so much for choosing me to be your wedding photographer! I'm so lucky to have met you both and been able to capture these amazingly gorgeous memories for you!